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11 garden design lessons from Grenada

By
Veronica Sliva
Photography by
Erin McLaughlin

Apply these lessons from the tropics to your north-of-the-border garden.

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Lesson 10: Underplant trees with blooms and foliage
Instead of planting grass (which competes for nutrients) under a tree, grow flowering plants that have shallow roots, such as shade-loving annuals. If tree roots make digging difficult, create pockets between the roots and sink in potted plants for the season.

Lesson 11: Incorporate a tree stump into your garden bed
Although a tree stump can be an eyesore, in this garden it becomes a pedestal for an orchid specimen. Surrounding the stump, flowering plants highlight its contribution to the garden.

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